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  • Updated guidance for education settings on coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Published 16/03/20

    Today, the Department for Education and Public Health England have issued updated guidance for education settings on COVID-19. This guidance will assist staff in addressing COVID-19 in educational settings. This includes childcare, schools, further and higher educational institutions.

    What you need to know:

    • staff, young people and children should stay at home if they are unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature to avoid spreading infection to others. Otherwise they should attend education or work as normal
    • if staff, young people or children become unwell on site with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature they should be sent home
    • clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces more often than usual using your standard cleaning products
    • supervise young children to ensure they wash their hands for 20 seconds more often than usual with soap and water or hand sanitiser and catch coughs and sneezes in tissues

    The updated guidance can be found here:

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  • Keyingham Primary joins TCAT

    Published 01/03/20

    Dave McCready, CEO said: 'We are delighted to report that Keyingham Primary School has joined The Consortium Academy Trust (TCAT). We have worked with the school staff, parents and the Local Authority over the last three months to prepare the school for conversion to an academy and we are confident that under the leadership of Victoria White the new academy will go from strength to strength over the coming years.

    The poor Ofsted outcome of March 2019 impacted across the whole community and it is our responsibility, as a Trust, to work together to ensure that the pupils currently at the school, and those who join in the future, receive the best possible education in a safe and stimulating environment that motivates and encourages them to do their very best in order to achieve their personal goals.

    We recognise the faith that the Regional Schools Commissioner has invested in our Trust in deciding we had the experience and expertise to lead the school forward into a brighter future. We look forward to repaying his faith, and that of parents and the local community, over the coming years.'

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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    Published 26/02/20

    Our academies, and all East Riding schools, are actively monitoring the situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are acting on any advice given by Public Health England and specific advice provided for schools by the Department for Education.

    Guidance for travellers returning from certain areas has been updated today. It starts as follows:

    If you have returned from these specific areas since 19 February 2020, you should call NHS 111 and stay indoors and avoid contact with other people even if you do not have symptoms:

    • Iran
    • Specific lockdown areas in Northern Italy as designated by the Government of Italy (12 specific towns)
    • Special care zones in South Korea as designated by the Government of the Republic of South Korea
    • Hubei province (returned in the past 14 days)

    We have not been made aware of any student or staff member who has returned from any of the above areas since 19 February 2020. 

    If you have returned from these areas since 19 February 2020 and develop symptoms, however mild, you should stay indoors at home and avoid contact with other people immediately and call NHS 111. You do not need to follow this advice if you have no symptoms:

    • Northern Italy (defined by a line above, and not including, Pisa, Florence and Rimini) outside the specific lock down areas in Northern Italy as designated by the Government of Italy
    • Vietnam
    • Cambodia
    • Laos
    • Myanmar

    The latest information for travellers is available here:

    General information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) is available on the NHS website here:

    Please be assured that we will continue to monitor the situation and keep parents fully informed.

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  • NEWS@TCAT February edition

    Published 24/02/20

    The latest edition of News@TCAT is available to read here. As ever, please get in touch if you have any good news stories which you would like us to share with our colleagues across the Trust.

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  • NEWS@TCAT November issue

    Published 27/11/19

    We're delighted to share our latest edition of News@TCAT where you will find updates about life at the Trust and our academies. Please get in touch with Claire Gordon, Marketing and Communications Manager if you have stories you would like to share with colleagues.

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  • TeachMeets schedule confirmed

    Published 07/11/19

    We're delighted to announce the following TeachMeet events have been scheduled into the calendar for this academic year.

    11 December - Closing the Gap (Cottingham High School and Sixth Form College)

    ‪TeachMeet to explore and share primary and secondary TCAT academies' approaches and strategies to closing the achievement gap between disadvantaged and non disadvantaged learners.

    ‪‪11 March - Driving Challenge (Hessle High School and Sixth Form College)

    ‪TeachMeet to explore and share TCAT primary and secondary academies' pedagogical practices and lesson content ‪to ensure the application of appropriate and effective challenge, delivery and management of effective scaffolding and personalised learner challenge & expectations.

    ‪‪6 May - Creative Curriculums (Winifred Holtby Academy)

    ‪TeachMeet to explore and share TCAT primary and secondary academies' creative curriculum content which imaginatively engages learners to meet challenge, enjoy their learning and drive their desire to learn.

    ‪‪24 June - Engage & Inspire (Wolfreton School and Sixth Form College)

    ‪TeachMeet to explore and share TCAT primary and secondary academies' pedagogical practices which imaginatively engages and inspires all learners to enjoy their learning and promote their desire to be good and effective learners.

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  • Croxby Way achieves results!

    Published 15/10/19

    Things have been changing in a local primary academy. After being placed into ‘Special Measures’ by OFSTED in December 2016 with SAT results around 30% below the national average and in the bottom 10% nationally for progress, a turnaround has taken place. Croxby Primary, which is now part of ‘The Consortium Academy Trust’ (TCAT), has been on an exciting journey over recent years.

    Kerry Mason, Assistant Headteacher for Teaching and Learning says ‘Since the Trust has taken over we have overhauled the curriculum at Croxby. We introduced a ‘Croxby Way’ curriculum which focuses on the skills and knowledge Croxby children need.’

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  • News@TCAT

    Published 27/09/19

    We are delighted to share with you the first edition of News@TCAT which will become a regular update, featuring news from the Central Services Team at the Trust and stories from across our academies.

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  • Winifred Holtby Academy joins Trust

    Published 06/09/19

    On 1 September 2019 Winifred Holtby Academy joined The Consortium Academy Trust. Chief Executive Officer Dave McCready said ‘We are delighted to welcome Winifred Holtby Academy to the Trust and look forward to building on the excellent partnership that we’ve built over recent years.’ Mark Brown, Headteacher at Winifred Holtby said ‘I am delighted that Winifred Holtby is now a full member of The Consortium Academy Trust and I am confident that we will continue to strengthen and improve our provision, in partnership with other academies and colleagues within the Trust. Joining TCAT will mean that our staff can work collaboratively across the schools to develop teaching and learning and to further enhance the curriculum.’

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  • Cottingham GCSE Class of 2019

    Published 23/08/19

    We are delighted that our class of 2019 have sustained our very positive trajectory in terms of progress and outcomes at GCSE. It was hugely exciting to share their fantastic results at our breakfast session this morning, along with parents and staff who joined us for the celebrations. There were some superb individual performances as well as some outstanding subject-level results. We feel tremendous pride and cannot wait to welcome back so many of our class of 2019 into our 6th form in September. 

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  • Holderness GCSE results day

    Published 22/08/19

    Our improving outcomes each year are a positive reflection of the increasingly effective work that Holderness Academy staff are contributing. The students are embracing the evolving culture and their extraordinary efforts, regardless of the challenge, are resulting in individual success. We are extremely proud of the achievements of our students with many being able to access our successful Sixth Form College to begin their Post 16 pathway.

    There were a large number of individual success stories, notably;

    James Wilson, who achieved a fantastic nine Grade 9s and a Distinction*

    Thomas Stephenson, who achieved five Grade 9s, two Grade 8s and a Grade 7.

    Ethan Gollings, who achieved four Grade 9s and six Grade 8s.

    We are delighted to have welcomed them all into our Sixth Form.

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  • Wolfreton students celebrate

    Published 22/08/19

    Wolfreton’s Headteacher Susanne Kukuc said ‘We are pleased to be celebrating some impressive results with our young people in both GCSE and vocational courses this morning. Hard work and commitment over a long period has delivered many individual successes and we congratulate our students for this.’

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